Bring the world to your children – A Guide to the best Atlases for Kids!

Bring the world to your children – A Guide to the best Atlases for Kids!

The earlier a child begins to understand his or her place in this world, the better. The best way to start would be to show children maps. Maps are enchanting and children are often attracted to them. To children, they open up the possibility of an adventure in far-off places! They tell stories of places you may or may not have been to. In the current scenario, we do not use maps as we used…

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Epic! 16 Brilliant children’s books about Ramayana

Epic! 16 Brilliant children’s books about Ramayana

The Ramayana is one of the best-known epics in the world, the tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya. In this vividly told, brilliantly funny version for children, this ancient story takes on a new life. The traditional ingredients are all there adventure and excitement, love, war and monkeys, shape-changing demons and monsters, crossing oceans and carrying mountains, and an infinite number of stories within stories. Ramayana Valmiki’s Ramayana is believed to be the first poetic…

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12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

Celebrating Diwali is fun with books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali, we surely have you covered. This list includes story books as well as activity books!

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Explore your native tongues – Regional Language Books for Children

Explore your native tongues – Regional Language Books for Children

No country comes close to matching the linguistic diversity of India. But in today’s world, the use of regional languages has deteriorated. We must protect our culture, traditions, and literature. The vernacular tongue, that was earlier taken for granted, needs effort, patience, and persistence, for it to be brought back into relevance in India, especially for the younger generation whose aspirations are so closely tied to familiarity with English. Learning to speak in the mother…

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Boo! Can reading scary stories benefit children?

Boo! Can reading scary stories benefit children?

Yes. Reading spine-chilling tales with your children may teach them some important life lessons. No, you shouldn’t be scaring the pants off your kids, but it’s okay for them to read some scary stories or get scared of the bogeyman every once in a while. Many parents keep children away from scary books (TV Shows and movies), in an effort to protect their kids.  Some parents worry that the stories’ evil characters may send the wrong…

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Book Review – Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series)

Book Review – Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series)

Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series) Written by Various (Roopa Pai, Deepa Agarwal, Swapna Duta, Anu Kumar, Rituparna Chatterjee, Ani Sengupta, and Kanika Sharma) Published by Hachette India Celebrate! Fun Festivals Handbook is a first one-stop series that tells readers everything one would want to know about India’s favorite festivals! This book is essentially a collection of stories, folktales myths, legends and activities based on the theme of Dussehra and Durga…

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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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Book Review – Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic

Book Review – Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic

Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic Written by Anitha Kannan Illustrated by Arjun Dev Published by Self-Published Poppy N Pals is a collection of 5 stories in 1 Volume in comic book format.   These are stories about three adorable friends Poppy, Mimi, and Tee who live in a charming town called Pincyl Town. Poppy is the most helpful friend you can find in Pincyl town. His smart-simplicity makes him attractive. Mimi is the richest and prettiest and she can’t…

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Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are wonderful for “reluctant readers” and children who are just learning to read.  They’re generally fast-paced, and the word-to-picture correlation provides an easy way to expand children’s vocabularies. And more importantly, graphic novels tend to be more engaging than other “early reader” books. Moreover, the number of titles is expanding rapidly and there’s something to cater to every child’s interests. There are so many reasons for children to read comics, most of all…

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Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Comics can be a great way to help kindle love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful article, 17 Reasons why children must read Comics, comics have a lot to offer young readers. There are loads of comics that appeal to your children. Some are wordless while others are ideal for early readers or older children who want to share storytime with a reading parent. Some offer complex subject matter for middle-schoolers or older. Comics…

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